Toastmasters of Bangor celebrated a pretty big milestone Wednesday night.It was the 60th anniversary of the Bangor chapter of the club.Toastmasters has seen hundreds of folks come through over the years that are looking to improve their communication and leadership skills.The Toastmasters hold their meetings the first and third Wednesday of every month and are always looking for more members.If you’re interested, stop by one of their meetings at Beal College for more information.
It may not be the ideal jogging weather, but a UMaine professor has been waiting for this day her whole life.Liz Depoy ran outside for the first time Wednesday.She has a disability that makes it impossible to run or jog without weight bearing balance support.Thanks to a couple of UMaine mechanical engineering students, she now has the ZG Jogger.
Governor LePage has signed into law a $65-million supplemental budget to cover spending through the end of June.The budget received strong bipartisan support.The majority of the $65-million gap comes from overruns in the Department of Health and Human Services.A budget for the next two years starting July 1st is still being discussed.
Manna Ministries is putting a call out of pies for Easter.Executive Director, Bill Rae says any kind of pie will do, but they need sixty pies by Friday.Manna serves up a traditional Easter dinner.Rae says they expect to serve about 200 people.”We’re going to celebrate spring by celebrating Easter.
It’s kite week in Owls Head.” We spend five days building a different kite each day of the week,” explained Ethan Yankura, education director at the Owls Head Transportation Museum.Kids of all ages turn out to have fun designing and then flying their creations.” Paper and plastic bags for the sail of the kite,” said Yankura.All of the materials used to make the kites is donated by a local hardware store.Kevin Bryant and his kids are visiting from California.” My mother who lives here in Warren saw that there was this event and signed up the kids for today, so here we are,” said Kevin Bryant.Much like learning to fly a kite, learning to build one is a family affair.” The parents get to help the kids, the kids get to teach the parents a thing or two when it comes to building kites,” said Yankura.
The Brewer Fire Department is honoring its only member to have died in the line of duty.George Abbott was 41-years-old when he was killed trying to put out the flames of the Great Bangor Fire of 1911.Only one other person was killed.On Wednesday, a brick was laid in Abbott’s name at the Brewer Public Safety Museum.Firefighters from all over the state came together to help Bangor.
An Old Town native who’s becoming a musical sensation made his appearance on The Ellen Show Wednesday.Meghan Hayward watched it with Nick Noonan’s father.Michael Noonan says his son Nick always had a passion for music.”I remember when he was in fourth grade and he was interested in the trombone and they delivered it and he picked it up and music came out of it.
Maine Maritime Academy’s annual two-month training voyage will take students this spring to Malta, Italy and Ireland as well as ports in the U.S.Maine Maritime said yesterday the cruise aboard the 500-foot State of Maine training ship will depart Castine on May 3rd and stop in Norfolk, Virginia, from May 6th to 9th.
Police say a 30-year-old registered sex offender was in hiding for nearly three years before his arrest for failing to report his whereabouts to police.Newport’s Police Chief says Timothy Thomas was arrested Saturday after a 30-year-old woman and a 14-year-old girl reported he assaulted them in separate incidents.
Governor LePage’s former communications director is speaking out regarding his resignation on Saturday.Dan Demeritt took to the internet to explain, in his words, what’s going on.Earlier this month, the Kennebec Journal published an article saying Demeritt was facing possible foreclosure on five buildings he owns in the Augusta area, including one destroyed by fire that investigators ruled arson.On his Twitter page, Demeritt links to a post he wrote, saying the article was accurate, but he feels it was sensationalized.
A school in Bar Harbor is saying thank you to Mother Nature.The College of the Atlantic is hosting Earth Day in Bar Harbor, this weekend.A day filled with music and food will focus on environmentally friendly activities and discussions.The school says families are invited, and there will be plenty for the kids to take part in including games and craft tables.